Munich mesmerizes with a glamorous winter light installation. The Promenadeplatz bursts into light under oversized light balls, which float in the trees and invite you to marvel and to dwell. This impressive Lichterwald with its 60.000 sparkling light dots is an attraction worth visiting in downtown Munich during Christmas time. The Promenadeplatz has a tradition when it comes to experience an atmospheric Christmas time.

At the beginning of the 19th century, the Nikolaidult – precursor of today’s Christmas market – settled down on today’s Promenadeplatz. At that time, one could buy “goods from Oberammergau and gingerbread from Nurnberg, cotton wool kids clothes, crib figures, chimney sweeper, dried fruit and almonds as well as small pictures of Santa Claus, nuns and hermits” according to chronicler Michael Schattenhofer.

With this wintery light installation, today’s residents would like to remind us of the rich tradition of this historical place. The sparkling and floating light balls in various sizes along the sidewalk turn the Promenadeplatz into a wintery Lichterwald. The oversized light objects float like gigantic snow crystals in the wintery sky and enchants the Promenadeplatz.

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